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Author(s): Fátima Alexandre
Rania F. El Sayed
Teresa Mascarenhas
Natal M. N. Jorge
M. P. Parente
A. A. Fernandes
João Manuel R. S. Tavares
Title: 3D reconstruction of pelvic floor for numerical simulation purpose
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: Female pelvic floor disorders (stress urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse) affect approximately 60% of woman over 60 years old [1]. The real geometry and architecture of female pelvic floor and connective tissues are complex and difficult to visualize from two-dimensional (21)) images. To facilitate the understanding of pelvic floor geometry, in this work 31) models were building. A 3D helpful model of pelvic floor could aid the understanding of the anatomy and physiology of this complex part of the female body. These models were constructed from 21) medical images, obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The purpose of this study was to help the identification of pelvic disorders by using MRI scans and reconstructed 3D models. Three women were studied. Pelvic organs and their structures were manually segmented, namely: bladder, urethra, vagina, levator ani (puborectalis, iliococcygeus and coccygeus), obturator internus and pubic bone. 3D models of female pelvic floor were created from a combination between the individual organs, muscles and bones. Three 3D model created were compared and differences were noted between the pelvic floor 31) model of a woman with disorders and the 3D models without disorders.
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas, Ciências da computação e da informação
Technological sciences, Computer and information sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Ciências da computação e da informação
Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Source: Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing: VipIMAGE 2007
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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